Sapphire hair transplantation is the name given to FUE hair transplantation in which the latest technology sapphire blades used while the channels (incisions) are opened.
Contrary to common belief, sapphire blades are not produced from blue sapphire stones in nature. Sapphire blades are made from a single crystal that is synthetic sapphire (Al₂O₃ = made from aluminium oxide). This material is hundreds of times harder than standard steel to keep their sharpness for a long time. Sapphire crystals are turned into perfect blades by controlling every stage of production in special machines.
In today’s world, where social media has a significant role, increasing aesthetic concerns of individuals cause aesthetic operations to increase in number exponentially. For men, sapphire hair transplantation, which is the most familiar type of FUE hair transplantation technique, is the most frequently applied aesthetic procedure. First of all, hair for transplantation is extracted from the individual’s donor area using a micro FUE method where micromotor and micro punches are used. The use of micromotors enables sapphire hair transplantation outcomes to be denser and more natural, by allowing a higher number of grafts (a follicular unit) to be taken in a shorter time from the donor area. FUE hair transplantation operations performed by using micromotors are also called “Micro FUE hair transplantation”. Every once in a while, a manual punch may be used in some individuals for graft extraction.
After the extraction process is finished, doctors use sapphire blades to open the channels in the desired angle, direction and frequency. This process is one of the most critical stages of sapphire hair transplantation.
Afterwards, the third and final stage – the implantation process begins. In this process, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are lodged into micro incisions created by our surgeons using the sapphire blades. This way, the sapphire hair transplantation process is completed. Thanks to this method, which minimizes the tissue’s damage in the hair follicles during the transplantation phase, the healing process takes a short time. Besides, swelling (oedema), tissue trauma and irregular wound corners are seen at minimum level. One of the biggest advantages of sapphire hair transplantation is that the depth and the width of the incisions are very even. This way, we prevent deep or shallow incisions (channels), that decreases the hair transplantation’s success rate.
The surface of sapphire blades is hard and smooth. For this reason, the cuts made with a sapphire blade are almost perfect, and there is less tissue damage. The factor of smoother incisions (micro incisions) made is very important for rapid recovery. Since the ends of sapphire blades are V-shaped, it allows our doctors to make more frequent incisions, allowing more frequent and more natural results from FUE hair transplantation. The angle under which the incisions are made with sapphire blades can be adjusted better than conventional methods. The direction of the transplanted hair is essential for a natural appearance. Metal allergy is common in society, so the widespread use of sapphire blades positively affects hair transplantation results in these people. Simultaneously, since the surface of the sapphire blades is smooth, the possibility of germs attaching to this surface and the risk of infection are reduced.
Sapphire hair transplantation, which has been applied since 2016, is relatively new compared to other methods. Sapphire blades are also used for moustache, beard and eyebrow transplantation because they allow the opening of dense Channels in different directions. This technique, which has a very practical application style, is frequently preferred over other methods with its effective results, among the features of this method, the faster healing process.
The cutting-edge technology of the blades used in sapphire hair transplantation allows more frequent, more stable incisions (channels) to be made. Thus, the result obtained with sapphire hair transplantation is the best result for the patient when all other factors are the same. The rapid healing process, less oedema, less pain and pain during the recovery period make incredible contributions to the patient’s comfort. Since the surface is smooth and germs cannot hold onto it, the risk of infection is significantly reduced. Sapphire hair transplant method is the best and comfortable method for patients compared to other methods.
Before applying the FUE method with sapphire blades, the patient should be examined by the doctor who will perform the procedure. If there are any health problems or medications used by the patient, the physician should be notified about these aspects. According to the doctor’s recommendation, it may be necessary to stop smoking and alcohol consumption a week before or 3-4 days before the operation. If anticoagulants are used, it should be discontinued a week earlier, in such a case, the doctor who prescribed the medication should be consulted, and written consent acquired. People with hair who use Minoxidil should discontinue it a week before surgery, as it can increase bleeding during the procedure. It should not be forgotten that the sapphire FUE procedure is a surgical procedure, and people should prefer clinics that approach them within this discipline.
What Should Be Done After Sapphire Hair Transplantation?
Some precautions still need to be taken after the sapphire hair transplant method, which brings a comfortable healing process. Although it seems unnecessary to mention, patients should avoid hitting their heads or rubbing them on a surface for ten days. Wearing buttoned or zippered clothes for the first few days significantly reduces this risk. Regular use of medications given by our clinic will allow you to have a quicker and more comfortable healing process. Also, it is necessary to prevent excessive sweating for 15 days. Our clinic recommends limiting heavy cardiac exercises, the use of wet areas such as a sauna and Turkish bath, and swimming activities for one month after sapphire FUE hair transplantation. People can return to these activities at the end of the first month.
When will my hair grow after sapphire hair transplant?
Transplanted hair with the sapphire hair transplantation method begins to grow immediately after the operation. Most people who have FUE hair transplantation enter the telogen effluvium phase, also known as the resting phase, after the first 2-3 weeks, and hair loss occurs. This shedding is also called shock hair loss. Six months after the procedure, these hairs start to grow, and at the end of the first year, the result is observed to a great extent. It takes up to 2 years for the full effect to manifest itself.
What is the Sapphire Hair Transplantation Price?
Sapphire hair transplantation is a process using the latest technology. FUE positively affects the result of the hair transplantation and the patient’s recovery process. Although some clinics apply an extra fee for the sapphire FUE transplant method, the Smile Hair Clinic cannot use anything other than the perfect one. Our patients come first of all for our clinic. For this reason, SAPPHIRE FUE hair transplantation is the standard for SMILE HAIR CLINIC. In our clinic, all incisions (channels) are created using sapphire blades with NO exception.